ERIC Number: ED440041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Great Economic Mysteries Book: A Guide to Teaching Economic Reasoning, Grades 4-8.
Schug, Mark C.; Western, Richard D.
This teacher's guide is part of a 2-volume set presenting economic reasoning as it might be taught and practiced in upper-elementary and middle school classrooms. The book explains and illustrates a particular approach to reasoning and shows students how to use this approach to think about problems and to imagine solutions for them. Seventeen mysteries (problems) are presented to help students practice reasoning skills. The book provides teachers with an overview of economic thinking; a model lesson plan for grades 4-8; a guide to the solution to each mystery; and 17, often humorous, mysteries. The mysteries, lessons, and activities in the book are correlated to the "Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics" developed and published by the National Council on Economic Education. Chapter titles include: (1) "Economic Reasoning for Kids: An Overview"; (2) "Using the Mysteries: A Teacher's Guide"; (3) "Mysteries for Grades Four to Eight"; and (4) "Writing Your Own Mysteries." (BT)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Games, Middle Schools, Social Studies, Thinking Skills
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($21.95). Tel: 212-730-7007; Fax: 212-730-1793; Web site: http://www.nationalcouncil.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.